Star Wars novels

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#1
This is a rehash of what I posted in the movie thread, but I figured we could use a thread to follow the literary end of this.

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Sampler-Jackson-Miller-ebook/dp/B00LLEWGLA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-2&keywords=star wars A New Dawn

This free eBook sampler is the perfect way to prepare for the next exciting era of Star Wars storytelling! With Episodes VII, VIII, and IX on the horizon, Del Rey is proud to present the first wave of novels that are part of the official Star Wars film canon, created in collaboration with the newly formed Lucasfilm Story Group. The exclusive previews of these four books, starring fan favorites and set during and before the original trilogy, will transport you once again to a galaxy that doesn't feel quite so long ago, or so far away. . . .


A NEW DAWN by John Jackson Miller Set during the legendary "Dark Times" between Episodes III and IV, A New Dawn tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series Star Wars Rebels first came to cross paths.

I am unfamiliar with every aspect of this.



http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553392867/?tag=wackbagcom-20

TARKIN by James Luceno Bestselling Star Wars veteran James Luceno gives Grand Moff Tarkin the Star Wars: Darth Plagueis treatment, bringing a legendary character from A New Hope to full, fascinating life.

Luceno has done some solid Star Wars work. I'm glad they are keeping the authors that have been involved.



http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAFX85Y/?tag=wackbagcom-20

HEIR TO THE JEDI by Kevin Hearne The author of The Iron Druid Chronicles tells a thrilling new adventure set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and-for the first time ever-written entirely from Luke Skywalker's first-person point of view.

Kevin Hearne is awesome, I look forward to this.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MKZ3VMW/?tag=wackbagcom-20

LORDS OF THE SITH by Paul S. Kemp When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their awesome martial skills to prevail.



THAT is a bad ass cover.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345511441/?tag=wackbagcom-20
 

crippledalbino

The God of 42nd Street
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#2
So these are 'canon' and such, but are they any good?
 

Your_Moms_Box

Free Shit / Socialism 2016
#4
Disney has handled marvel pretty well, So I am optimistic.

For every good EU book before there were 5-6 crappy ones
 

Yesterdays Hero

She's better than you, Smirkalicious.
#5
That's true. I know I like my movies in the limbo between PG and PG-13. Better make damn sure those books are meant for pre-teens. Cmon Disney. For the children.
 

Your_Moms_Box

Free Shit / Socialism 2016
#7
That's not true at all. I'd flip those numbers.
I consider the entire New Jedi Order series to be complete and utter shit.

The high point of old EU was the Thrawn Trilogy.

Few things came close to being as good as it was.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#8
I consider the entire New Jedi Order series to be complete and utter shit.
Remind me not to ask you for opinions on books, it's not trustworthy. Easily one of the top three or four series in the EU Legends Universe.

Comparing to Thrawn isn't even fair.
 

Your_Moms_Box

Free Shit / Socialism 2016
#9
Remind me not to ask you for opinions on books, it's not trustworthy. Easily one of the top three or four series in the EU Legends Universe.

Comparing to Thrawn isn't even fair.

It would have been better if it had been condensed into 4-5 books. Most of them were just useless filler.

Plus the Vong were just stupid.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#10
It would have been better if it had been condensed into 4-5 books. Most of them were just useless filler.

Plus the Vong were just stupid.
You'll be happy to know they actually killed like five books in the series, but I can't totally disagree with your first point.

I couldn't disagree more with the second, I love the Vong.

Now, you want an enemy I don't like, it's the stupid Killiks...though they did lead to the fantastic Legacy series.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#11
The Force Awakens is set approximately 30 years after Return of the Jedi, and there's a lot that's happened in between.

To help fill in some of the blanks, Lucasfilm is championing a series of 20+ books under the banner Journey to Start Wars: The Force Awakens.

Scheduled to start releasing in the coming months, some of the titles have been showcased on the official Star Wars website with descriptions and covers.

Analyzing the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
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Not all of the titles are set after Return of the Jedi, and some don't exist within the timeline.

Lost Stars is seemingly set before or around A New Hope and tells the tale of star-crossed lovers caught on opposite sides of the start of the Galactic Civil War.

The Weapon of the Jedi is set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back and explores an all-new Luke Skywalker adventure that promises a new villain.

Smuggler's Run is set in the same period as The Weapon of the Jedi, but follows a top-secret mission taken on by Han Solo and Chewbacca.

IGN Reacts to the New Star Wars The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer
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Moving Target is set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, with Princess Leia leading a decoy mission against the Empire.

Shattered Empire (a five-issue Marvel comic) and Aftermath are both set after Return of the Jedi, which offer a look at the galaxy after the death of Emperor Palpatine.

The other four books featured are a mix of Star Wars encyclopaedias and children's books with Ships of the Galaxy, Droid Factory, Look and Find, and Absolutely Everything You Need to Know.

For full descriptions and cover art, head over here.
 

Frankie_b

Talk softly and drive a big tank!
#12
I knew the name Wexley was familiar, its that fat cunt cop from heroes. Anyway think I'll keep my drivel to this thread rather than the WAYR thread since I bought most of the new Star Wars books. Lords of the Sith starts out quite nicely (ive only read the first chapter) Vader heavy breaths down a comm link at people he's going to kill.
 

Frankie_b

Talk softly and drive a big tank!
#13
@BIV are there any good legends books about Sidious? Paul S. Kemps take on the character is quite funny, he's evil but having fun with it. A complete prick.
 

ChimneyFish

Believe it or not, it's just meeee
#14
Very interested to read "Tarkin" and "Lords of the Sith".
The other ones, not so much.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#15
@BIV are there any good legends books about Sidious? Paul S. Kemps take on the character is quite funny, he's evil but having fun with it. A complete prick.
Not that I'm fully aware. I'm sure there have been references of him, but he never really got his own books.

Actually, I've never read it, but Darth Plagueis was released in 2012.

I'd comb through the references at the bottom of the page here:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_sidious
 

Frankie_b

Talk softly and drive a big tank!
#17
A question about the Imperials, have they always been as accepting of homosexuality, it seems odd that it would be acceptable when they regulate absolutely everything else?
Seems its acceptable.

As a lesbian moff has a wife in Lords of the Sith although the wife is killed under suspicious circumstances
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#18
Seems its acceptable.

As a lesbian moff has a wife in Lords of the Sith although the wife is killed under suspicious circumstances
I'm still getting used to women in the Empire. That was a severe no-no in the Legends EU. That's why Admiral Daala was such a big deal. It specifically mentioned her having to conceal her gender if she wanted reports taken seriously.
 

Frankie_b

Talk softly and drive a big tank!
#19
I'm still getting used to women in the Empire. That was a severe no-no in the Legends EU. That's why Admiral Daala was such a big deal. It specifically mentioned her having to conceal her gender if she wanted reports taken seriously.
The Empire dont really seem all that 'evil' so far and speaking of female imperials Sloan has been pretty non event up till now, although i havent read A New Dawn yet. In Legends material does Vader ever reach his full power/potential or does he continually walk around holding onto the Emperors out turned pocket?

Not being familiar with Legends stuff I may be wrong but werent the higher ups in the Empire all Humans, which made Thrawn unique? Will/have they done away with this racism too?
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#20
The Empire dont really seem all that 'evil' so far and speaking of female imperials Sloan has been pretty non event up till now, although i havent read A New Dawn yet. In Legends material does Vader ever reach his full power/potential or does he continually walk around holding onto the Emperors out turned pocket?

Not being familiar with Legends stuff I may be wrong but werent the higher ups in the Empire all Humans, which made Thrawn unique? Will/have they done away with this racism too?
There wasn't a whole lot of pre-RotJ Legends material. In the stuff that started appearing after the prequels, it was a mixed bag. Vader always had his own agenda while also gripping those coat tails.

As for aliens, yeah...they were also not allowed into the Empire. Thrawn was just too talented not to use.
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
#25
Those people are silly.
You mean the former apprentice of the man who became Darth Vader, who was framed and forced out of the Jedi Order and went on to become one of the founders of the Rebellion, might actually be compelling?
 
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